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The Ultimate Roast Chicken

In this video, you’ll learn how to make the ultimate roast chicken. You’ll see one of Chef John’s favorite tricks for roasting chicken. He’ll teach you how to make a simple flavored compound butter to rub under the chicken’s skin. The easy rub combines room-temperature butter with herbs, garlic, and lemon zest. You’ll see a neat trick for loosening the skin of the chicken, so you can really get the butter in there. This simple rub technique keeps the delicious citrus, herb, and butter flavor inside the bird instead of draining off into the pan. See top-rated recipes for roast chicken.

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  • Gibbyup

I've made some delicious roast chicken, but this was my crowning glory! Fresh herbs and lemon from my garden...this is now my go-to. The butter mAkes it!

  • Norton Greenfeld

The video started out with 4 cloves of garlic, then they were never mentioned. Are they used or not?

  • AtomicScribe

How do you find the recipe for the ultimate roast chicken? The video is great but I need to print out the recipe.